Monday, March 18, 2013
We're being pelted with a mix of snow, sleet, and ice; freezing temperatures by morning may mean you'll be slip-sliding to work.
Look out your window - there's more than just snow on the ground. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the Middlesex County area. We're in for a mix of snow, sleet, and ice, with accumulations of up to 3 inches before it's all over early Tuesday morning. The combination of wintery precipitation is going to make traveling hazardous, the NWS warns. The mess will stop falling by 2 am, they say, but a combintion of cold windy gusts up to 25 mph and temperatures that aren't supposed to break out of freezing may mean the morning commute will be a nightmare.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
No big snow storm today for the central New Jersey region.
Just when the snow shovels, boots, and bags of salt have been called up for duty, the National Weather Service (NWS) has backed down on the snowstorm that was supposed to sock the central New Jersey area. The storm that was supposed to dump up to 4 inches of snow in the county has fizzled out. The NWS cancelled the winter weather advisory for the area late Wednesday night. They are saying the Middlesex County region can expect a coating of up to an inch of the white stuff, and that should be mostly deposited on grassy surfaces. A soaking wet rain, though, is expected to accompany what little snow we can expect throughout the day. There were some relatively minor power outages Wednesday. PSE&G reported that 1.170 customers in their service…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The National Weather Service says that the Middlesex County area can expect 2 to 4 inches of snow and winds gusting to 50 mph before the storm is over at dawn on Thursday
The central New Jersey-Middesex County area may get up to four inches of snow before the winter storm, expected to start late this afternoon, is through with the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting a snowfall of 2 to 4 inches by the time the storm ends by about dawn on Thursday. Mixed precipitation will start around 4 pm, which will turn to rain before another change back into snow this evening. The snow will taper off before it ends. Accompanying the snow is a severe wind advisory. The NWS says that our area will be in for winds ranging from 20 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph. The winds are expected to die down about midnight. All this weather is expected to create slushy road conditions. Drivers should be alert …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The watch begins 3 pm on Friday, with snow falling during the evening at a rate of one to two inches an hour.
4 PM UPDATE: A winter storm watch is now in effect from 3 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday for our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Predicted snow accumulations are 6 to 10 inches. Snow early on Friday is forecast to change to rain during the daylight hours, then back to heavy snow late in the day on Friday and into the evening. A snowfall rate of one to two inches an hour may happen during the heaviest snowfall. Winds of 30 to 40 mph will produce drifts as well. There is also a small chance of a thunderstorm during the storm. Expect temperatures in the 25 to 30 degree range. --------------- It's still early, but the preliminary forecasts of snow from what could be the Big Storm of 2013 are in the five to ten inch range, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Total snowfall depends on track of the storm
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm watch for much of the local area as a potentially powerful storm makes its way up the east coast. According to the watch the storm will likely develop near the Carolinas tomorrow and work its way to our area through Friday night. The storm will likely bring a mix of potentially heavy snow, sleet and rain as it moves on its path. The amount of snow could vary depending on the track and speed of the storm but the most recent forecast predicts between 5 and 10 inches. The heaviest snow will likely fall in northwestern New Jersey and into the Poconos according to the watch. Our area should start to see the snow Friday morning before mixing with the sleet and rain Friday night into …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Take heed of some wicked weather on the way.
The National Weather Service (NWS) had issued a dense fog alert for this morning, and some high winds for today through tomorrow. The dense fog advisory is in effect until 8 am this morning with visibility ranging less than one-quarter of a mile. In addition, the NWS is warning that a powerful storm developing in the Great Lakes region will play havoc with Central New Jersey's weather tonight through Thursday. The high wind warning is in effect from 7 pm tonight through 4 am tomorrow. Winds are expected to range from 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph. The winds will precede an expected cold front that will send temperatures plummeting.
The heavy weather is expected to hit late Wednesday.
The National Weather Service is reporting possible heavy rainfall and high winds throughout Central and North Jersey after 7 p.m. Wednesday. According to Kristin Kline, meteriologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, there is currently a flash flood watch for Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, Warren and Morris counties. This watch is for 10 p.m. Wednesday through 2 a.m. Thursday, with some areas expecting to see an inch of rainfall, and others to see one-and-a-half inches of rain. "It depends on where the heavier downpours occur and how much thunderstorm activity occurs," Kline said. "We are expecting some scattered and fast-moving showers to move in in the late afternoon and evening hours." Kline said some …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Keep your headlights on and go slow!
The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog weather advisory for the central New Jersey area this morning just in time for the morning commute. Visibility will be reduced to less than a quarter of a mile and may create hazardous driving conditions. The fog is from the wonderfuly mild weather we've been having for January. An unseasonably warm air mass has remained in place, but is now being pushed by a cold front which will help dispel the fog later this morning. Motorists are advised to leave plenty of distance between them and the cars in front. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The central New Jersey area may receive a few inches of snow tomorrow.
We're in for snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday for central and northern New Jersey. They are predicting snowfall starting here by mid-morning and continuing to as late as 7 pm, which they say may dump up from 2 to 4 inches in the area. A winter weather advisory means that the snow may cause travel problems, particularly on bridges and overpasses, which tend to ice up before regular road surfaces. Temperatures should be from the upper 20s to below freezing, the NWS advised, with visibility reduced to about half a mile at times during the snowfall.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Up to two inches of rain possible, stream and river flooding expected.
The weather didn't exactly provide a white Christmas, but the final days of 2012 are expected to bring a quite a bit of precipitation to the region. A flood watch and high wind advisory has been issued for the area Wednesday evening into Thursday morning by the National Weather Service (NWS). Today will bring a high of 44 degrees before dipping down to around 29 tonight. Wednesday evening could bring a mix of rain and snow to our area. Up to two inches of rain is expected, which combined with recent heavy rain could overflow areas vulnerable to stream and river flooding. Roadways susceptible to flooding are expected to become affected late Wednesday afternoon, according to the NWS. A wind advisory is in effect starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday …